Three cosmetic products found adulterated
Tati Skincare 5 in 1 Night Cream
Lyanaz Beauty Care Magic Night Cream
Tati Skincare 5 in 1 Treatment Cream
THE Ministry of Health alerted members of the public to three cosmetic products which have been tested by the laboratory of Pharmacy Laboratory Services, Laboratory Services, Ministry of Health and found to be adulterated with undeclared substance.
The cosmetic products are Tati Skincare 5 in 1 Set – Night Cream, Lyanaz Beauty Care Magic Night Cream – both found to contain Mercury and Tati Skincare 5 in 1 Set – Treatment found to contain Hydroquinone and Tretinoin.
The adulterant found in this product can cause adverse effects that are potentially hazardous to the people using them, the Ministry said in a statement.
Mercury is a potent ingredient that is prohibited in cosmetic products as stipulated in the Medicines (Cosmetic Products) Regulations 2007.
Mercury is prohibited in cosmetic products due to its hazardous effects on human health. It is readily absorbed through the skin on topical application and tends to accumulate in the body.
Source: Borneo Bulletin